The Hong Kong vampire genre receives a fun twist in director Nick Leung's action-comedy Get Outta Here, which features Alex Tak-Shun Lam following in the footsteps of his father, Hong Kong superstar George Lam. The elder Lam played a western vampire in the classic 1990 comedy A Bite of Love, and Alex Lam does the same here as Joe, a dapper western vampire who awakens after a century-long slumber in Kowloon. Joe initially has nowhere to go, but he ends up taking a shine to overly-emotional Hong Kong girl Apple (singer Julie Arie), and moves into her flat along with her grandmother (Yuen Yee Ng) and their British boarder (Gregory Charles Rivers). Lucky for everyone involved, Joe doesn't like to drink human blood, and he forms a bond with his new flatmates. However, other vampires do lurk in Hong Kong, and they soon side with the greedy land developers angling for Apple's flat. Can Joe protect his new friends from these threats? Get Outta Here offers plenty of topical Hong Kong ...
Usually I rely on other user reviews to get a sense of what is going on but there are none. A hundred year old vampire is dug up and "befriends" a girl and her grandmother. They have a Brit and a rooster for roommates. Although the rooster doesn't last long as the vampire is hungry after a 100 years. But then it is brought back to life. Although the vampire smoulders when the sun touches him the humans need not fear as he doesn't care for human blood being a Buddhist. But other vampires are around.
The action, editing, photographly are as jumpy as the plot with the music accentuating the silliness. It is a lively story embellished by its quirkyness. A nice touch is the Chinese way of doing the credits revealing the actor't name when s/he appears on screen. This facilitates recognition much easier.
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